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"I had 29 criminal charges, mostly felonies. As a result of Alan's hard work, I was able to get released from jail pending a trial without paying bail. Then he kept me out of jail despite the fact that I had been to prison seven times previously."

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"Alan truly is a concerned lawyer. He responded to my family quickly and with expert advice and attention. Alan is a FANTASTIC lawyer and I HIGHLY recommend him to everyone. He cares about you and your situation and goes above and beyond the call of duty! Thanks Alan for all your help!"

Utah DUI Attorney

Every time the State Legislature gets into session they pass new laws to squeeze the life out of those who are charged with DUI. The problem is that not everyone charged with DUI is actually guilty.

Being arrested in Utah for DUI/DWI (driving under the influence/driving while intoxicated) can result in various charges, which carry serious penalties. It is important you have an attorney who understands the charges and can effectively explain them to you. Compass Legal Services attorney, Alan Buividas, represents individuals charged with drunk driving. As a DUI attorney, Alan understands Utah DUI/DWI laws allowing him to successfully represent his clients.

Penalties for driving under the influence escalate after each offense and when injuries, property damage, or other substances have been involved.  Contact Salt Lake City DUI lawyer, Alan Buividas, today to discuss your defense.

We have specialty in dealing with:

Intoxilyzer Machine - Intoxilyzer machine subsection do not have anything on it.  You can put;  This is a machine that purports to analyze the air in your lungs to measure the alcohol content in your blood.  It can be filled with error. Call us now for a free consultation so we can help determine if the police followed proper procedures when administering this important test.
Field Sobriety Test - There are three main field sobriety tests.  One leg stand, Walk and turn test, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (misspelled) or pen test.  The officers purposefully try to distract you during these tests by asking you irrelevant questions etc… to try to make you fail.
Prescription Drug DUI – If you are taking prescription drugs and driving, you can still be charged with a DUI.  It does not matter if you were taking the drugs under doctor orders.  If it can be shown that the prescription drugs impaired your ability to drive, you could be convicted of a DUI.  However, the state must prove it.
Illegal Drug DUI – If the state can show that there is any measurable amount of illegal drugs in your system at the time of driving you can be convicted of metabolite dui.  It does not matter if you smoked marijuana five days before. If THC is found in your system and you were not under its influence at the time of driving you could be convicted.
Illegal Stop – If the police pulled you over and did not have reasonable suspicion that you committed a crime or were about to commit a crime, then your case might be thrown out due to the illegal stop. 

WARNING!

YOU HAVE TEN DAYS TO REQUEST A DRIVERS LICENSE HEARING FROM THE DATE OF YOUR DUI CITATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

If you do not request a hearing within ten days, you will automatically lose your driver's license for 120 days with the potential of loss up to two years depending on the facts and circumstances of your case. The DMV rarely grants a hearing if you put in a late request.  With out a hearing the consequences are serious.

Contrary to popular belief, Utah DOES NOT have a work permit. Being caught driving to work with a suspended driver's license will double your suspension period. Some end with a suspended drivers license for several years. If you are repeatedly caught driving on a suspended license, you are bound to end up in front of a judge who will send you to jail for six months.  Contact us today to discuss your options.

 

Criminal Defense
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An arrest can change your life. It can lead to conviction, incarceration, fines, court dates, and a whole world of stress. Not, to mention the feeling of hopelessness and depression that often accompanies those who are fighting criminal charges.

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DUI Defense
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Every time the State Legislature gets into session they pass new laws to squeeze the life out of those who are charged with DUI. The problem is that not everyone charged with DUI is actually guilty.

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Bankruptcy
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The decision to file bankruptcy is a difficult and painful process.  Sadly, individuals, couples, and businesses find themselves in situations resulting from circumstances beyond their control, where they are unable to properly service debt they have incurred. 

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If you are in need of a qualified attorney to respresent you in your time of need, make sure to call Attorney Alan Buividas at Compass Legal Services in Utah. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Attorney Alan Buividas
Address: 3441 S. Decker Lake Drive (2200 West)
West Valley City, Utah 84119
Inside the Arnell-West Building near the E-Center
Phone: 801-973-2828 / Toll Free: 855-973-2828
Tooele - 435-843-5555
Fax: - 801-973-4242
Email: info@compasslegalservices.com